Any person worth her sartorial salt knows that true style doesn't come from what clothes are in the closet, it comes from how the pieces are put together. After all, clothes can be bought, but style has to be learned. If your closet looks anything like ours, it's an ever-morphing, ever-shifting collection of basics and statement pieces, thrift-store gems, and big-budget splurges. But, it's not like you've got the luxury to buy a whole new wardrobe each season. To keep things fresh, you can rely on layering.
Figuring out new ways to match up your old standbys is the most clever styling trick we know, but sometimes, you need a little help to think outside of the (closet) box. To help things along, we've come up with 20 new ways to layer, as demonstrated by some of our favorite brands and designers. While some of these looks are definitely challenging, we dare you to approach it with an open mind and a willingness to test it out with your own clothes. Click through — you might find a new combination for the rest of the week (and the next one, too!).